Australia Awards Indonesia - Seeking Expressions of Interest for Australian members of the Joint Selection Team

  • Added Date: Tuesday, 25 February 2020
  • Deadline Date: Friday, 20 March 2020
  • Participate in the selection of talented and worthy Indonesians to receive prestigious Australia Awards scholarships for postgraduate studies at Australian universities.
  • Term duration from Year 2020 to 2022.
  • · Inputs of two-three weeks per year, intensive in-country inputs, typically in the July-August period.

The Program

Since the Colombo Plan of the 1950s, Australia Awards has invested in tens of thousands of individuals, providing a high quality educational and life experience in Australia. The goal of the Australia Awards is to support partner countries progress their development goals and have positive relationships with Australia that advance mutual interests.

Each year Australia Awards in Indonesia (AAI) adds to the pool of highly qualified Indonesian specialists who are able to use their knowledge to make meaningful contributions to their professional fields and communities. Indonesian graduates from Australian universities have the skills and attitudes needed to drive economic reform and influence social stability in Indonesia. Importantly, the majority of Indonesian graduates return home with strong and positive views of Australia as a partner in building Indonesia’s human resource capacity. The alumni network constitutes a powerful and growing resource for public diplomacy conducted by the Australian embassy and consulates across Indonesia.

The Position

We are seeking expression of interest from qualified Australians to contribute to the independent AAI Joint Selection Team (JST) to undertake selection of long-term scholarship recipients. The JST will be comprised of Australian members partnered with Indonesian counterpart team members working to interview, assess and score short-listed candidates.

The Joint Selection process requires input of approximately two-three weeks each year JST members working in pairs. JST members undertake an intensive schedule of interviews in multiple locations.

The Person

To qualify as a member of the Joint Selection Team, a successful candidate is expected to be an academic or researcher with a Postgraduate degree from an Australian University, preferably with direct work experience in the private/corporate sector and practical experience in the selection of candidates for postgraduate study and/or scholarships and postgraduate supervision, preferably with Australia Awards and Indonesian students. Knowledge of Australian postgraduate courses and academic fields relevant to the development context is essential. Experience with a DFAT scholarships program preferably within Indonesia is highly desirable.

Successful applicants will be added to a pool of JST members that rotates for each intake cycle, meaning individual members of the pool should not expect to be part of the JST each year.

The position is classified as Discipline C/Level 3 under the DFAT Adviser Remuneration Framework. To learn more, please visit

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